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Books & Company

1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066

United States

262-567-0106; infoBooksco.com

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Web site: http://www.booksco.com/

Events: http://www.booksco.com/event

Amenities: food/drink

Description: Hours (open seven days)

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Member of the Midwest Booksellers Assoc.

Added by: karenb.  Contacted: Not contacted.  Venue ID: 15237

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Upcoming events

Oct
22
MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, October 22 at 7pm)
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday,October 22, 2014 7:00-8:00 p.m. Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on Norwegian by night by Derek B. Miller (November 19~ Reconstructing Amelia - Kimberly McCreight ) Sheldon Horowitz--widowed, impatient, impertinent--has grudgingly agreed to leave New York and move in with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway--a country of blue and ice with one thousand Jews, not one of them a former Marine sniper in the Korean War turned watch repairman. Not until now, anyway. Home alone one morning, Sheldon witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbor's young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. As Sheldon and the boy look for a safe haven in an alien world, past and present weave together, forcing them ever forward to a wrenching moment of truth.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
23
DANIEL GREGO & MARGARET SWEDISH (Thursday, October 23 at 7pm)
Dan Grego & Margaret Swedish Dan Grego & Margarert Swedish Poetry Reading

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00

Books & Company

Daniel Grego will be reading from his new book The Gate of Heaven Is Everywhere: New & Selected Poems. Margaret Swedish will be reading selections from her works.

Daniel Grego is the Executive Director of TransCenter for Youth, Inc., a nonprofit agency that operates small, innovative high schools in Milwaukee. He is the author of several books of poetry and essays. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies including Gathering Place of the Waters: Thirty Milwaukee Poets, Everywhere All the Time, Life Learning, You Are Still Being Lied To, Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook for Youth, and A whole which is greater: Why the Wisconsin “Uprising” Failed. He and his wife, Debra Loewen, the founder and Artistic Director of Wild Space Dance Company, live on fifty-five acres along the Rock River in Dodge County, Wisconsin.

Margaret Swedish is the author of Living beyond the "end of the world": A Spirituality of Hope and co-author of Like grains of wheat: A Spirituality of Solidarity. Her poetry appears in the recent collection, A Maryknoll Book of Poetry. She was the director of the Religious Task Force on Central America and Mexico in Washington DC. In 2004, she stepped down from her role at the RTF to take up a new challenge addressing the ecological crisis as it impacts US society.

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Oct
25
JOHN HILDEBRAND (Saturday, October 25 at 2pm)
John Hildebrand John Hildebrand author of The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac Author Talk & Book Signing Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 p.m. Books & Company "I've never believed that living in one place means being one thing all the time, condemned like Minnie Pearl to wear the same hat for every performance. Life is more complicated than that." ~John Hildebrand In his remarkable book of days, The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac, author John Hildebrand reports the drama and humor of ordinary life events - from church suppers to garden compost and from Friday night football games to roadside memorials - in a collection that both shares the countryside perspective on life and defines the Midwestern sense of place. In his first book with the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, the former Wisconsin Trails magazine columnist charts his home, town, and neighbors through changing months and common experiences. Intertwining seasons bring surprises and challenges, but they consist of the things that matter most in Hildebrand's opinion of Midwest life: weather, animals, family, and home. John Hildebrand is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is the author of Reading the river: A Voyage Down the Yukon, Mapping the Farm: A Family Chronicle, and A northern front: New & Selected Essays, and his articles and essays have appeared in Harper's magazine, Audubon, Sports Illustrated, Outside, The Best American Sports Writing-1999, and The Missouri Review. He has been awarded a Minnesota Book Award, Banta Award from the Wisconsin Library Association, Bush Fellowship, Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, and a Friends of American Libraries Award.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
28
KNITTERS NIGHT (Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm)
Knitters Night Open to the Community Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 7:00 p.m- 8:00p.m. Join a wonderful and lively group of knitters, spinners, and crocheters for an evening of knitting, chatting, and sharing ideas.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Oct
29
GAME NIGHT FOR GIFTED KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS (Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30pm)
Game Night for Gifted Kids and their Parents Game Night for Gifted kids and their Parents Four Winds Martial Arts An interactive free event for kids ages 8 yrs+ Community Event Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. An interactive demonstration! Contact Janet Foust:920-248-9409 with questions

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Nov
11
KNITTERS NIGHT (Tuesday, November 11 at 7pm)
Knitters Night Open to the Community Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 7:00 p.m- 8:00p.m. Join a wonderful and lively group of knitters, spinners, and crocheters for an evening of knitting, chatting, and sharing ideas.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Nov
14
PAJAMA TIME! STORY HOUR (Friday, November 14 at 6:30pm)
Pajama Time! Story Hour

PAJAMA TIME! STORY HOUR COLORS & MOODS! November 14*, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Books & Company *NOTE DATE CHANGE Join Miss Lisa N. as she reads stories about how colors and moods match up! We'll be making a happy treat to eat, because what's better than something that makes you smile? A smile that you make that you can eat! We'll also be making a color wheel and everyone will get a chance to point out the hue that best matches their mood!

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
17
GAME NIGHT FOR GIFTED KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS (Monday, November 17 at 6:30pm)
Game Night for Gifted Kids and their Parents Bill Seymour & Miranda Koehn An interactive free event for kids ages 8 yrs+ Community Event Monday, November 17, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tonight we will have a presentation from Bill Seymour, child psychologist from Children's Hospital. Also, Miranda Koehn will be teaching sign language for part of the evening. Any questions, please contact Janet Foust 920 248 9408

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Nov
19
PRADAS BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30pm)
PRADAS (A Group for Adults Reading Teen Novels) Open to the Community Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Books & Company Lisa N. will lead a discussion on Me Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. (December 17~Choose Your Own) Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their timemaking movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell you his movies are terrible, but he and Earl don’t make them for other people. Until Rachel. Rachel has leukemia, and Greg’s mom gets the genius idea that Greg should befriend her. Against his better judgment and despite his extreme awkwardness, he does. When Rachel decides to stop treatment, Greg and Earl must abandon invisibility and make a stand. It’s a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
19
MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, November 19 at 7pm)
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7:00-8:00 p.m. *Note:this will be on the third Wednesday to avoid conflict with Thanksgiving Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on Reconstructing Amelia - Kimberly McCreight (December 17 ~ Crashed by Timothy Hallinan ) Litigation lawyer and harried single mother Kate Baron is shocked when her daughter's exclusive Brooklyn private school calls to tell her that Amelia--her intelligent, high-achieving fifteen-year-old--has been caught cheating. But when Kate arrives at Grace Hall, she's blindsided by far more devastating news: Amelia is dead. Despondent, she's jumped from the school's roof. At least that's what Grace Hall and the police tell Kate. It's what she believes, too, until she gets the anonymous text: Amelia didn't jump. Now, Kate is going to find the truth--no matter where it leads. Sifting through Amelia's e-mails, text messages, and Facebook posts, Kate reconstructs the pieces of her daughter's life and the people in it, uncovering why she was on Grace Hall's roof that day--and how she died.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
20
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP (Thursday, November 20 at 1pm)
Afternoon Book Group Open to the Community Thursday, November 20, 2014 1:00-2:00 p.m. Books & Company Ken will be leading a discussion on Secrets of Codebreakers by Sinclair McKay (December 18~ Choose your own) Bletchley Park looked like any other sprawling country estate. In reality, however, it was the top-secret headquarters of Britain’s Government Code and Cypher School—and the site where Germany’s legendary Enigma code was finally cracked. There, the nation’s most brilliant mathematical minds—including Alan Turing, whose discoveries at Bletchley would fuel the birth of modern computing—toiled alongside debutantes, factory workers, and students on projects of international importance. Until now, little has been revealed about ordinary life at this extraordinary facility. Drawing on remarkable first-hand interviews, The secret lives of codebreakers reveals the entertainments, pastimes, and furtive romances that helped ease the incredible pressures faced by these covert operatives as they worked to turn the tide of World War II.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
25
KNITTERS NIGHT (Tuesday, November 25 at 7pm)
Knitters Night Open to the Community Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 7:00 p.m- 8:00p.m. Join a wonderful and lively group of knitters, spinners, and crocheters for an evening of knitting, chatting, and sharing ideas.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
9
KNITTERS NIGHT (Tuesday, December 9 at 7pm)
Knitters Night Open to the Community Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 7:00 p.m- 8:00p.m. Join a wonderful and lively group of knitters, spinners, and crocheters for an evening of knitting, chatting, and sharing ideas.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
12
GAME NIGHT FOR GIFTED KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS (Friday, December 12 at 6:30pm)
Game Night for Gifted Kids and their Parents Game Night for Gifted kids and their Parents An interactive free event for kids ages 8 yrs+ Community Event Friday, December 12, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Our favorite counselors will be back & joining us, Ed & Jacob Cohen! Contact Janet Foust with any questions. 920-248-9409

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Dec
17
PRADAS BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, December 17 at 6:30pm)
PRADAS (A Group for Adults Reading Teen Novels) Open to the Community Wednesday, December 17, 2014 6:30-7:30 p.m. Books & Company Lisa N. will lead the discussion. This month is Choose Your Own book.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Dec
17
MYSTERY BOOK GROUP (Wednesday, December 17 at 7pm)
Mystery Book Group Open to the Community Wednesday,December 17, 2014 7:00-8:00 p.m. Note that this is the third Wednesday to avoid conflicts with Christmas. Books & Company Beth will be leading a discussion on Crashed by Timothy Hallinan Junior Bender is a Los Angeles burglar with a magic touch. But now, after twenty-two years of an exemplary career, Junior has been blackmailed by Trey Annunziato, one of the most powerful crime bosses in LA, into acting as a private investigator on the set of Trey’s porn movie venture, which someone keeps sabotaging. The star Trey has lined up to do all that’s unwholesome on camera is Thistle Downing, America’s beloved child star, who now lives alone in a drug-induced stupor, destitute and uninsurable. Her starring role will be a scandalous fall-from-grace. Junior knows what that he should do—get Thistle out and find her help—but doing the right thing will land him on the wrong side of LA’s scariest mob boss. With the help of his precocious twelve-year-old daughter, Rina, and his criminal sidekick, Louie the Lost (an ex-getaway driver), Junior has to figure out a miracle solution.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
18
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP (Thursday, December 18 at 1pm)
Afternoon Book Group Open to the Community Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:00-2:00 p.m. Books & Company Ken will be leading the discussion. This month is Choose Your Own book.

Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)

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